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Cheshire Scouts Newsletter – 25 October 2020

Date: 24th Oct 2020 Author: Dave Hopley

Cheshire Scouts Newsletter
– 25 October 2020

Cheshire Scouts has teamed up with a very special individual to help Leaders deliver amazing science experiments at home as part of our blended approach to supporting young people in these challenging times.

Lorelly Wilson MBE Hon. Professor Promoting Science & Engineering, University of Chester, will be presenting an inspired session for Leaders demonstrating science ideas you can use as part of your programme. This could be working towards a science badge or an evening of science.

Thursday 12 November, 7pm -7:30pm via Zoom
There are 30 places for Leaders on this session.
You must pre-book your place using the link below after which you will receive joining instructions. Places will be allocated on a first come basis.

Click Here to Book

“The important thing is to never stop questioning” – Albert Einstein

National News Round-Up

Talks continue at a national level with Zoom about extending our partnership with them (fingers crossed!). More news on this in early November, before the current agreement ends on 21 November.

Changes in national restrictions – what this means for Scouts
All four UK governments confirmed that youth activities such as Scouts are essential to the development and wellbeing of young people, and should continue wherever possible. This means that all Districts in Cheshire are at AMBER.

Different ways to remember
As most Scouts will be unable to take part in public Remembrance events this year there are now some resources from HQ who have developed a range of new activities that you can do with your young people to commemorate the day.


Halloween Fancy Dress Competition

We want to make Halloween as Spooktacular as ever by taking trick or treat online.
Why not dress up as Ghosts, Ghouls & Witches at home and then share your pictures with us either by posting on Social Media or e-mailing us:
#scoutspooktacular2020 or

£25 Amazon vouchers to be won – any Beaver, Cub, Scout or Explorer Scout could win a £25 voucher to spend on Amazon.

Guy Fawkes Competition

As this years Bonfire night is going to be a little different, we would like to make it bigger than ever online.
We would like you to make the best Guy Fawkes ever, then take a photo of you with your Guy wearing your neckers and post them on Social Media or e-mail us:
#scoutsbonfire2020 or

£25 Amazon vouchers to be won – any Beaver, Cub, Scout or Explorer Scout could win a £25 voucher to spend on Amazon.

#RaceRoundTheWorld begins

Next week will be the start line for the national new fundraising campaign, Race Round the World, which aims to support the 500+ groups hit hardest by COVID-19.

By virtually travelling around the world in teams led by our amazing ambassadors, everyone can help make sure that thousands of young people don’t miss the life-changing skills and experiences being a Scout can bring. All you need to do is get sponsored, complete your miles, and add them to your team’s grand total.

Find out which ambassadors are leading your team (including our fantastic new ambassador Saray Khumalo). More details will be released next week help Leaders with related activities for young people either face-to-face or virtually.

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Disability Awareness Week

Today is Disability Awareness Day and the start of Disability Awareness Week. The largest disability exhibition event in the world is organised by the inspirational Dave Thomson and Warrington Disability Partnership.

This year the event is being held virtually and has attracted over 200 exhibition stands, not just from Cheshire and the UK, but worldwide! With top entertainment including ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent winner Lee Ridley, best known as the Lost Voice Guy.

Click the link below where all the content from today and the coming week can be found!

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Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls